Open letter to the Royal College of Nursing

Professor Rafferty, RCN PresidentMs Coghill, Deputy RCN PresidentMembers of the RCN Council Dear Professor Rafferty, Ms Coghill and members of the RCN Council, We are writing to you as we believe you have been sent a letter from groups and individuals who oppose the Congress hearing a motion in support of the decriminalisation of prostitution (sex work). The claim in …

Sex Workers Unionize in Guatemala

After years of organizing, the women of Mujeres en Superación (OMES) tried to get their union officially recognized by the Ministry of Labor in 2015, but they couldn’t get sufficient support for their bid. Nevertheless, with backing from Congressman Maldonado Lux, they increased pressure on the Guatemalan government. One year later, on June 1, 2016, the Ministry of Labor officially recognized …

DecrimNY launches in New York

Decrim NY is a new coalition of sex workers, state lawmakers, and advocacy groups who want to make New York the first state to decriminalize sex work. Follow DecrimNY on Twitter Big shout to Julia Salazar @SalazarSenate – who endorsed our Labour4Decrim campaign at The World Transformed in 2018 and Jessica Ramos @jessicaramos who are standing with sex workers in …

Workers call on CEDAW to decriminalise sex work

We call on the CEDAW committee to decriminalise sex work by removing laws criminalising sex workers, their clients and third parties; introduce a strict principle of non-prosecution for victims of trafficking. Create firewalls to end data-sharing between public services and police and immigration operations; adopt fast-tracked pathways to permanent residence and citizenship for victims; open borders and end the cruel …